Cardiac tamponade course with Emmy Award-winning teacher Dr Lorrel Toft

Is it a pericardial effusion or cardiac tamponade? Clinch the diagnosis, stabilize your patient, and treat this cardiac emergency with our cardiac tamponade course.

Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD
Lorrel E.B. Toft, MD
22nd Feb 2024 • 1m read

Are you equipped to confidently diagnose and treat cardiac tamponade? Our course is designed to bridge the gap between current practice and best practice in managing this critical cardiac emergency. In today's healthcare landscape, reliance on echocardiography alone can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment. Our course emphasizes the importance of clinical acumen, empowering clinicians to make timely and accurate diagnoses without undue dependence on imaging.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Diagnose cardiac tamponade effectively using clinical findings and hemodynamic evaluation.
  • Master the crucial physical exam maneuver of obtaining a pulsus paradoxus measurement.
  • Gain insight into the pathophysiology of cardiac tamponade, enabling better patient care.
  • Differentiate between pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade with confidence.
  • Initiate prompt treatment strategies for cases of cardiac tamponade and effectively manage pericardial drains.

Start the first chapter of our Cardiac Tamponade course for free